An Exhibit of Sneakers Comes to the Brooklyn Museum

An Exhibit of Sneakers Comes to the Brooklyn Museum

Tara Bellucci
Jul 1, 2015
(Image credit: Nike. Air Jordan I, 1985. Nike Archives. (Photo: Ron Wood. Courtesy of American Federation of Arts))

Sneakerheads, head on over to the Brooklyn Museum. Starting this month, The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first exhibition to explore the complex social history and cultural significance of the footwear now worn by billions of people throughout the world.

The exhibition includes about 150 pairs from the archives Nike, Adidas, Puma, Reebok, and Converse, as well as those from private collectors.

There will also be sneakers by Prada and other major fashion labels, as well as artist collaborations, including ones from Damien Hirst and Kehinde Wiley.

The exhibit runs through October 4, 2015.

Exhibitions: The Rise of Sneaker Culture | Brooklyn Museum

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